Highland Community College is a public two-year community college located in Freeport, Illinois. HCC offers a variety of online courses to accommodate any schedule.

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Highland Community College and Blackhawk Technical College jointly hold 'Business After 5' event
Second 8-week fall courses begin Monday, October 10
HCC's Early October Lifelong Learning Courses Beginning
HCC's mid-to-late September Lifelong Learning courses beginning
'The Great Gatsby' comes to the HCC stage
HCC's early September Lifelong Learning courses beginning
Highland's Friends of the Fine Arts receives a donation through Freeport Community Foundation
Highland student-athletes receive Academic All-American recognition
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Board of Trustees regular meeting
Clarence Mitchell Library Banned Books Week Program
Fall Theatrical Production: The Great Gatsby
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Fall Theatrical Production: The Great Gatsby
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Board of Trustees regular meeting
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New this fall, our Mechatronics program is ready to take students who will be in high demand by area employers.
Highland Gallery Exhibit
The HCC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Distinguished alums
Do you know someone who has demonstrated leadership in their community or their profession, that made their start at Highland? Nominate them for this prestigious award.
Environmental Science
This new transfer emphasis prepares students for transfer to a four-year school to major in this high demand field
Highland makes the Top 10
We've been ranked #3 in "The 10 best community colleges in Illinois" published by USA Today College.
Student Success
HCC student wins first place award and scholarship in ICCTA's Reel Illinois video competition.
New Part-Time Nursing
Are you a health care professional interested in completing your associate degree in nursing? Highland Community College has the program for you.
Hospitality Management
Check out the latest edition of CollegeFocus magazine hitting homes in the next week.
Basic Nursing Assistant
Check out the new BNA web page
Wind Turbine Tech News
The Wind Turbine Technician program is in the news for its partnership with Stephenson County to bring a turbine to the jail.
Catch the Excitement!
Get ready for a new season of Cougar athletics.
Check Out ed2go
New Career Training Programs available!
Automotive and Auto Body
Visit the Automotive Mechanics and Auto Body Repair website
Submit New Program Ideas
Let us know what potential new programs HCC should pursue
Wind Turbine Technicians
Read about three recent Wind Turbine Technician graduates excelling in their field.
Truck Driver Training
Get your CDL with Highland Community College and 160 Driving Academy.
New Job Search Feature
College Central Network can connect you with local and national job opportunities
HCC Chronicle goes online
The Highland Chronicle debuted a modernized, enhanced online version.
Nursing and Allied Health
Find out more about our Nursing program and how to get started.
Highland Mobile
Find Highland Mobile in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store by searching for "Highland Community College." It's free!
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